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  • If mastectomy is recommended for you, it is important to understand the options for breast reconstruction before your mastectomy surgery.
  • After mastectomy, some women choose to have breast reconstruction surgery and some choose not to undergo breast reconstruction.
  • Breast reconstruction surgery can be performed at the same time as the mastectomy, or later on.
  • The different types of breast reconstruction surgery include the insertion of prosthetic implants or the transfer of skin flaps from other areas of the body to the chest.

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Reviewed on: 11-04-2023